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Graduate Programs, Fellowship, and Assistantship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at Old Dominion University

Graduate Programs, Fellowships, and Assistantships in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at Old Dominion University

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Old Dominion University strives to provide the highest quality engineering education, to engage in scholarly research at the forefront of electrical and computer engineering, and to serve the profession of electrical and computer engineering. The department has strong graduate and research programs providing a high quality and broad-based education that prepares graduates for successful professional careers and a lifetime of learning. The department offers four graduate degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Engineering, which prepare students for leadership roles in engineering careers through advanced coursework and challenging research projects.

The department also administrates and offers three graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering (BME): Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

More information on the ECE and BME degree programs is available here.

Financial Aid

The department offers an ECE Doctoral Fellowship, Graduate Research Assistantships, and Graduate Reaching Assistantships for graduate students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs. The fellowship includes a stipend of $25,000/year, tuition waiver of 9 credits/semester, and a subsidy for health insurance fees. The fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis to prospective students who have Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a relevant field, with a graduate GPA of at least 3.6/4. The fellowship is up to four years subject to annual performance review and satisfactory progress in the doctor programs. The department also has a number of Graduate Research Assistantships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships for qualified students. The Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantship provides a competitive stipend together with tuition waiver.

Graduate Research Assistantship in Femtosecond Laser-Material Interactions

The Applied Research Center of Old Dominion University has an immediate opening for a Graduate Research Assistantship to work in the area of ultrafast electron diffraction (UED). The applicant must be interested in pursuing Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Physics. The work is mainly experimental and requires operating amplified femtosecond lasers and ultrahigh vacuum systems.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Hani E. Elsayed-Ali
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Old Dominion University
Phone: (757)269-5645 or (757)683-3748;
Email: [email protected]

Application Materials and Procedure

For the Master degree programs, the application materials include GRE test score, two recommendation letters, current CV/resume, a personal statement outlining graduate education goals and interests, and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. The required application materials for the PhD and Doctor of Engineering degree programs are the same except that three recommendation letters are required. International applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

Please go to the website to apply. Prospective applicants for fellowship should express their interest at the time of application and contact a faculty member as his/her advisor.

Application deadlines

Domestic: Fall: June 1, Spring: November 1, Summer: March 1
International: Fall: April 15, Spring: October 1, Summer: February 1
Fellowship: February 15 annually (for both spring and fall admissions)

Graduate Programs, Fellowship, and Assistantship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at Old Dominion University

Department Research Areas

The department has been ranked by the National Science Foundation in the top 25 percent for federally funded research among ECE departments in the United States. ECE faculty perform world-class research in the following areas:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems: computer vision and computational modeling, controls, communications and networking, cybersecurity, hardware, machine learning and data analytics.
  • Medical/Biological Systems, Methods and Devices: signal processing for medical and biological applications, plasma medicine, bioelectrics, medical image processing and analysis.
  • Solid State and Physical Electronics: thin films and nanotechnology, photovoltaics, plasma processing, ultrafast laser-solid characterization, thermoelectrics, RRAM memory, MOS gas sensors.

The department faculty work in collaboration with the Applied Research Center, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute, Virginia Institute for Photovoltaics, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab. More details on the department research and faculty are available here.

Career for ECE Graduates

After graduation, our master and doctor graduates are employed as electrical and computer engineers supporting industries like automotive, manufacturing, systems integration, shipbuilding, aerospace, defense and telecommunications, etc., both in the United States and around the world. They are also employed by private or federally funded research labs (such as the Jefferson Lab, NASA, and the Naval Research Laboratories), as well as working in academia in the United States and around the world.

For more information, contact:

Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs:
Graduate Program Director
231 Kaufman Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757-683-3741, Fax: 757-683-3220
Email: [email protected]

More information on the department is available here.

Graduate Programs, Fellowship, and Assistantship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at Old Dominion University

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